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Chris Rizik papers, 2000-2015

34.7 MB (online)

Chris Rizik is a Michigan-based venture capitalist and former attorney. His papers include legal documents, strategic planning notes, and presentation materials outlining the formation, strategies, and dissolution of the Ann Arbor, MI-based venture capital fund Ardesta, LLC. The collection's focus is Ardesta's interest in microsystems development.

The Chris Rizik papers document the lifespan of the Ann Arbor, Michigan based venture capital fund Ardesta. This collection includes legal documents, strategic planning notes, and materials presenting the company to various stakeholder groups. Prominent topics include Ardesta's interest in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and the creation of a campus to house Ardesta-funded start-ups.


Heidi Van Arnem papers, 1977-2003 (majority within 1994-2001)

3 linear feet — 1 oversize volume

Entrepreneur and disability rights activist from Birmingham, Michigan. The collection document’s Van Arnem’s life and career through news clippings, columns that Heidi Van Arnem wrote for the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, business materials, files relating to her advocacy and fundraising efforts, and visual materials.

The collection is arranged into four series, Personal and Entrepreneurial, Fundraising and Advocacy, News Clippings, and Visual Materials.


Ian Bund papers, 1969-2019, undated

11.4 linear feet (in 12 boxes)

Ian Bund is an American venture capital professional. He was involved with numerous, often Michigan-based, venture capital limited partnerships, companies, and corporations, including Doan Associates, Innovation Capital, the Michigan Investment Fund L.P. (MIF), MBW Venture Partners Limited Partnership (MBW), and the Plymouth and White Pines families of funds. Includes correspondence, financial records, presentations, reports, speaking and teaching materials, and topical files.

The Ian Bund papers primarily document the professional, speaking, and teaching activities of venture capital professional Ian Bund. Material in the collection is dated from 1969-2019 and includes correspondence, financial records, presentations, reports, speaking and teaching materials, and topical files.


Zingerman's Community of Businesses records, 1984-2018

15.8 linear feet (in 17 boxes) — 1 oversize box — 2 oversize folders — 2 tubes — 651 MB (online)

Community of Ann Arbor area food and service businesses sharing the Zingerman's name and corporate values. Planning documents, employee handbooks, newsletters, clippings, recipes, photographs, architectural drawings, and graphic designs.

The Zingerman's Community of Businesses records contains 15.8 linear feet (in 17 boxes), 1 oversize box, 2 oversize folders, 2 tubes, and 651 MB. The collection is organized into two series, the General Administrative Records series and the Individual Businesses Records series.

The General Administrative Records series contains central organizational documents from the Zingerman's Community of Businesses. Records include strategic planning documents, employee handbooks, newsletters, clippings, and visual materials such as photographs, architectural drawings, and graphic designs.

The Individual Businesses Records series focuses on specific companies within the Zingerman's Community of Businesses family including Zingerman's Delicatessen, Zingerman's Bakehouse, ZingTrain, Zingerman's Mail Order Delivery, Zingerman's Roadhouse, and Zingerman's Press. The collection contains procedures manuals, photographs, presentations, publications, and recipes.